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reform if congress can't or won't act. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama's nominee to run the pentagon will have to wait at least another week for an up or down vote in the senate. it now appears chuck hagel will get the vote when senators return. two top republicans say they will stop efforts to stall his confirmation. that filibuster came a day after hagel was approved by the armed services committee on a party-line vote. one of his most vocal opponents says while he doesn't believe hagel is qualified, he won't hold up the process. >> i thought we had an agreement to wait a week so the remaining questions would be answered, but i understand the white house wanted a vote. they got a vote. we will have a vote when we get back. i'm confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. >> the gop it says blocked hagel's nomination in an effort to further examine his record and views on israel and iran. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to bring a final vote to the floor when congress goes back in session
in washington. the demonstrators called on president obama to keep a pledge and act on climate change. >>> at least three dozen people were killed sunday during a wave of bombings in iraq. six car bombs and three roadside explosions targeted mainly shiite neighborhoods of baghdad. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez is back in his home country after medical treatment abroad. >>> two men are being questioned in the shooting death of a chicago area teen. 18-year-old jenae macfarland was killed in north chicago on the same day her sister attend ed president obama's speech on gun violence. >>> and memorabilia from the kennedy presidency was up for auction over the weekend outside boston. the president's air force one bomber jacket went for a cool $570,000. other items on the block included letters from former first lady jackie kennedy as well as photographs and some books. >>> a quick program note here, with the tenth ann visit of the iraq invasion one month away, tonight at 9:00, a new msnbc documentary hosted by rachel mad do you that details how faulty intelligence was held up as hard
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
washington and we go through michelle obama. more from "the washington post 's" style section this morning. host: she sat down for interviews. you can see at circuits -- excerpts on a website. [video clip] >> i think to the extend this feels natural to me, i would never have thought being first lady would feel natural. i try to make it me. i try to bring michelle obama into this while respecting the tradition that is american's. host: first lady michelle obama. there's more on our website, c- span.org. jj in silver spring, maryland. caller: good morning. it can at times shoulder ignorance of other aspects of the policies. nancy reagan was in the former soviet union and was touring churches with lisa gorbachev -- raisa gorbachev. she made an effort to bring a focus on the lack of religious freedom in the former soviet union. it was united states policy at one time. it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of americans at wounded knee. the policy was to stamp out the ghost movement. that is a piece of american history a lot of people do not know about. he should have some knowledge about that.
in scoring political points than a bipartisan solution. danielle nottingham has more from washington. >> reporter: republicans issue accusing president obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans. after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak, saying the draft is orange a backup -- is only a backup if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepares with our own plan if these ongoing talks between democrats and republicans break down. >> reporter: in the senate, four democrats and republicans are hammering out their own plan. they are hopefulful they'll have a bill ready in march. >> the time has come topaz -- to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. >> reporter: the leaked proposal would alow some illegal immigrants to become
reasonable in come parson. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. this is in the washington examiner. a conservative paper. >> yeah, exactly right. i read the speaker's op erksz d in the journal. it was quite a disz aster for him. the sequester is something that has to be avoided at all costs. and both you and i agree on that. and then the second half says here are all the reasons why we'll refuse to compromise with the president on it. you can't say this is a disaster for the nation u being an elected public official who presumably comes to washington not to generate disasters and self-inflicted wounds, but to actually solve problems that americans know have to close the steel. and i think this is going to play very badly for republicans because, again, in the public consciousness, it's recognized that one side is willing to compromise and one side is stone walling. >> u no, on the other hand, rand paul insists that the cuts aren't deep enough. listen to rand paul. >> i voted against is sequester because i didn't think it was enough. it's a slow down in the rate of dwrout.
tonight and delves into the private and public lives of first ladys from marsha washington to michelle obama. here is a preview. >> i think to the extent that this feels natural to me at any level and i would never have thought that living in the white house and being first lady would feel natural, it is because i try to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this, but at the same time respecting and valuing the tradition that is america's. >> joining me is mark farkus executive producer and the historian that worked on the series and featured in it. good to see both of you. >> thank you, chris. >> why this? why now? what do you want people to understand about the role of first lady that they probably didn't know before? >> i think you take a look at someone like michelle obama and the recent first ladies and out in front of the camera and espousing phenomenas, and you take a look at abigail adams lobbying her husband for the rights of women and saying that if you do not keep in mind the ladies taking a look at the declaration of independence and also the consti
eight years for millions of undocumented workers. a massive protest on climate change in washington as thousands march on the nation's capitol to demand president obama reject the controversial keystone pipeline oil project. first some breaking news. music fans are stunned this morning over the death of country star mindy mccready. mccready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. she stayed in the public eye for her relationships with actor dean cain and roger clemens. in 2011 mccready disappeared with her son in a custody battle. then her boyfriend died at her home, reportedly on that same porch where mccready's body was found. >>> the immigration debate took a new turn over the weekend when an immigration proposal being drafted by the white house was leaked to reporters. the plan largely follows themes hinted at by the president, the timing of its release raised new concerns from republicans about the directions of the discussions. according to this draft, undocumented workers could apply for lawful prospective immigrant visa. after eight years, people who lear
, voted for congressman, senators, representatives to go to washington and make sure to see to it that president obama, the 44th, did not become king barack the first. he calls that obstructionism. the constitution calls it separation of powers. he calls that political demagoguery, i call it governance at the consent of the government. so, i personally. abcdef, i don't do that, it's a little different, my scale. i narrowed it down i'm going to give him a b-d which stands for bovine droppings. >> mike: i don't know what that means, larry. and let's go to helen from above the law.com. and what do you grade the president? >> i'm going to give him an a, look, it bothers president obama does something against the will of prime minister boehner and mccain. we have an article 2 in the constitution, article 2 in the constitution gives him the power to do, you know, something. right? >> yeah, something indeed, but, but kelly ann, let me ask you, is the something he gets to do is to act without regard to two other branches of government that are equal to the president in power? >> tha
. democrats want the fight. the republicans perhaps don't. fantastic article today in "washington examiner" which i read all the time. >> no, you don't. >> by bryon york, the effect of boehner's argument is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. after all, the president certainly agrees that boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self defeating? are they hurting the brand in the fight? >> you have to understand the back story. the gop thought they had a winning hand last year, the message would win them back the white house. it didn't work out that way and then they found themselves in a really difficult situation the end of the year facing tax increases across the board, obama had the upper hand there and they caved in a way that was incredibly painful for them. and so they looking coming out of january, they made the decision that they would rather stand and fight on the sequester than the debt ceiling. fight on the sequester to say in nine days that the
? >> well, the short answer is not anything that comes from president obama. >> a chain of fierce politicking is under way. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. >> there is no leadership on the other side of the aisle. >> the president really doesn't want immigration reform. >> with the president in the republican's cross hairs over immigration. >> the obama plan, a backup plan. >> with the level of hostility from the president, i think it is very hard to imagine that his bill is going to pass the house. >> the president has never really had great luck in congress. >> if the president proposes legislation, do you think it will fail? >> of course, of course it will. >> with no other explanation given? >> of course it will. >> congress has not been very productive in the last couple of terms. >> they do wait until the last couple of minutes. >> the so-called sequester. the blame game is under way. >> the president who designed the sequester. >> everybody is blaming everybody. >> here is my belief, let's take obama care and put it on the table. obama care is destroying he
to the hill to get past a previous budget crisis. >> one of the most curious lines in washington right now that this is obama's sequester. yes, the president might have proposed it. house republicans pushed it through their chamber, and the senate pushed it through the senate. it's really everybody's responsibility. all hands were on deck in 2011 when they did this. now, both sides have political advantages to stay where they are. the senate needs taxes. house republicans cannot put any tax revenue in this equation because john boehner passed tax increases with the fiscal cliff and cannot afford to do it again politically. it's too difficult for him. >> what about what's happening inside the caucus? the sort of rivalries, cantor and boehner and paul ryan sort of moving up on the inside? who is the most influential player right now in that caucus when it comes to budget decisions? >> it's john -- still it's three people. john boehner, eric cantor, and paul ryan, and paul ryan and cantor are going to keep boehner to the right. i mean, cantor and ryan's advisors have told us privately there i
to hear it and embrace the leadership. >> the "washington post" ruth marcus calls this obama's marriage equality test in a new op-ed she penned saying a president who speaks so eloquently cannot allow his administration to remain silent before the court where words are translated into reality. so should minority rights be put up to statewide vote for majorities to vote on marriage equality? the president basically said in the interview with robin roberts, that's the way he supports this, that states can figure this out. >> what the president said correctly is that the states are wrestling with this and we're seeing progress in the states, whether it be new york or iowa or four states last november. at the same time, we all have a constitution that guarantees us all protections and responsibilities and rights under the law. if every time somebody wanted their freedom to be respected, freedom of speech, freedom to marry, they had to but it up to a vote, it wouldn't be a right, it would be a vote. that's not the way america is supposed to work. >> republicans have realized to win elections
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
. >> stephanie: jacki's healthcare corner. now here she is in the current news center. >> president obama is back in washington today. he is going to give a speech at 10:45 urging congress to avoid the spending cuts that will kick in on friday. any spending cuts need to be coupled with an increase in revenue. the white house has invited emergency workers to appear today for the president's speech. two men who co-chaired the president's debt commission are in 2010 are out with a new plan. so far the president and congress have come up with $2.7 trillion in savings, so this would be on top of that. the bowel simpson proposal recycled some old ideas, including a combination of tax reform, paying providers even less for medicare and medicaid restrictive cost for living adjustments, and making civilian and military personnel pay more for their own health and retirement plans. neither party was jazzed as these ideas back in 2010, and there is no appearance that anything sentiments have changed. the democrats continue to try to win back control of the house. they brought
as details of president obama's proposal for immigration reform have begun leaking out of washington. it includes a plan that could pave the way to citizenship for many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. reena ninan joins us from the white house with that story. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: hi, bianna. good morning to you, as well. the white house has been working on its own immigration reform bill, but it hasn't publicly revealed its details opting instead to allow congress to act first. it's a supposed white house plan for comprehensive immigration reform. republicans are already calling it dead on arrival. half baked and seriously flawed. "usa today" claims a leaked draft proposal circulating throughout various departments would allow for illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. it also calls for increased border patrol funding, and expanded e-verify system so businesses can check employees' legal status. republicans didn't hesitate to voice their discontent. republican marco rubio released a statement saying "if actually proposed, the p
washington to michelle obama. season one begins monday night at 9 east -- and 9:00 eastern and pacific. and what's the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. next, president obama and his state of the union address. he talks about minimum wage income control. this is an hour and 15 minutes. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. [gavel] thank you. members of congress, i have the distinction of presenting to you the president of the united states. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you so much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. mr. speaker, mr. vice president, members of congress, fellow americans, 51 years ago, john f. kennedy declared to this chamber that "the constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress." "it is my task," he said, "to report the state of the union -- to improve it is the task of us all." tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of the american people, there is much progress to report. after a deca
the pentagon? >> i would worry about a congress being jammed to support a nominee that the washington post said is to the left of the obama administration's foreign policy agenda. was on the fringe of the senate. you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and and antagonism on israel beyond belief. the fact that they wanted to cloture vote thursday was unreasonable. we voted senator kerry out in the same day because there was no don't veronica moser i have. controversy. we offered to hold the vote until after the break. that wasn't good enough. they wanted to force this issue. so i'm glad that we have got more time to look and i'm glad he answered my question about a very disturbing comment he allegedly made. so i think we doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> chris: well, let me ask you a question about that. if he is so radical and unqualified if you get the information you are seeking on him and on benghazi and we will get to that in a moment, why wouldn't you still conti
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that he may have attacked her before the shooting. president obama is going back to washington after playing a round of golf with tiger woods. taking lessons from wood's former coach. they teed off and president went 27 holes and shot somewhere in the 80s. >> brand-new details emerging about the pope's health one week after he announced his resignation. they say his hearing has deteriorated and appears to have gone blind in his left eye. he got heart surgery and he is set to step down next month. >> danica patrick is the very first woman to win the pole at the daytona 500. she will start in the first position and jeff gordon will start second. she topped 196 miles an hour. >> i think it just shows what a great organization it is. when you put a good group of people together what can happen. >> and fox and friends is going to be live in the daytona 500 that is next week. >> congratulations to her she is a b the program. it's noisy, i've been there. today is officially known as washington's birthday but because we put them altogether, it's now known as presidents' day. we have some fac
in washington. >> john mccain is now using those very words, taking his criticism of the obama administration to a new level. this is all about the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya from last year. let's bring in barbara star. where is all this heading now? >> it is stepping up once again. the debate over what happened in benghazi this past week already slowed down senate confirmation for chuck hagel at the pentagon to be secretary of defense. john brennan to take over at cia and senator john mccain again and still wants answers from the administration about it all. a congressional hearing -- >> you ought to have your facts straight. >> after congressional hearing. >> who is responsible now? >> john mccain challenges the white house on his response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> there many, many questions and we had a massive cover up. >> you said there is a cover up? a cover up of what? >> i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> the white house said it has given answers. conducted 20 briefings for
tuned for "reliable sources." >>> the networks were all geared up for that big washington event, the state of the union. the pundits all suited up to analyze what barack obama was going to say and then -- >> we're focusing on two people tonight. this guy, christopher dorner and the president of the united states. one is giving his state of the union address and the other is, perhaps, in that burning cabin. >> should the cable news channels spent so much time on that fatal california shootout with a cop killer? >>> as for the republican response, the moment everyone was talking about. >> some are jokingly calling it water, yes, watergate. >> seriously, why was the water so far away? it makes no sense. >> at that point, it's better to have no water. >> why was the press so upset with marco rubio's water bottle? >>> it was a battle of the titans. i head into the no-spin zone with bill o'reilly. i already won this round on points because you said, yes, i guess i should have mentioned it. the elephant in the room that kick started this debate. >> number one i said to goldburg, i shou
matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this big one. is barack obama going for it? is he suddenly becoming one of the great presidents in history? i'm not talking about mt. rushmore but perhaps the level right below it. i'm talking, to use his word, transformational. and is he using the country's historic demographic shift to do it? can he combine the new american power of hispanics and other minorities with the immediate aspirations of women to lob himself into the highest level of presidential greatness? can he bring on an era of democratic, even liberal dominance, for years to come? this is what his adversaries fear. they look at his working of the gun safety crusade, his positioning on immigration reform, his distancing himself from the triumphing over -- even triumphing over the hard often bizarre right wing of this country to do it. are they on to something? could this president be the president of our time? tonight we examine on president's day just where barack obama intends to go. where he intends to be once he, too, joins the pages of history and the lists of am
. plus, new questions being raised about the president's relationship with the press. as one washington website describes him as quote, the puppet master. the obama administration and the press just ahead. . >> these guys, everything is personal. i've got to tell you, e biggest bunch of cry babies, i have dealt with in my 30 years in washington. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >> north korea is back at it again releasing a new propaganda video showing u.s. troops and president obama in flam flames. ♪ >> the one and a half minute video ends with a generic simulation of an underground nuclear expl
getting ready for 2016. and last week we brought you how the obama administration plans to protect our cyberinfrastructure. now a report ties the chinese government to dozens of cyberattacks on u.s. banks government agencies and other industries. abc has the details from washington. >> reporter: the cyberattacks have hit some of the largest u.s. constitutions, banks, military contractors and energy companies. and a new report from an u.s. cybersecurity firm points the finger at the chinese government. this nondescript office in shanghai is believed headquarters for a chinese army unit. the chinese government and military deny the accuindications butaccusationsbut there is skepticism. >> they're not going to allow this amount of hacking without controlling it. >> reporter: 100 organizations and companies were hacked, including coca-cola. how does this type of international hacking affect average americans? u.s. investigators say this amounts to economic he espionage it could cost countless americans jobs. >> there is no question about it. cyberwarfare cyberattacks, cybertheft are the fu
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